Giant Red Snails Inch Into New York City For The REgeneration Art Project

Ah, the world of arts and culture, where the eclectic and the esoteric are seamlessly enigmatic...and then some. Eight enormous red snails are on display in New York's Columbus Circle, as part of the REgeneration Art Project that seeks to encourage urban residents to regenerate their cities and boroughs into more joyful and sustainable environments.

The eight-foot red snails, which previously were displayed in Central Park, are the cousins of a set of pink snails made famous during the Miami Art Basel show in 2010.